University of Glasgow

Night life

How would you rate your university towns night life?
Night life
8.6 / 10

(based on ratings in 2016)


"Three clubs are very close and one is in the students' union. Most nightclubs are located in the city centre, which is not too far from the university and there are good modes of transport to get around. There are many good pubs right next to the university, including a lane of restaurants, pubs and a cinema."
"There are numerous pubs and bars to go to at night, including Vodka Wodka that specialises in exotic cocktails and beverages. Coopers and The Crafty Pig are two very busy pubs that are excellent for broadcasting sports channels. Viper and The Sanctuary are both highly popular nightclubs for students and host multiple themed nights across the academic year. The Hive is Glasgow University Union's own nightclub, which is open twice a week and throws a wide range of events such as D*** F**** and St Patrick's Day."
"There's a vast array of pubs and nightclubs, from the West End leading into the city centre. Glasgow University's own nightclub, Hive, is usually very lively. Its two students' unions, GUU and QMU, also contain a handful of student-friendly bars and karaoke spaces. The pubs in the West End range from casual and cheerful to more fancy and classy bars. Ashton Lane is located just behind the university campus and has a nice mix of bars such as the Grosvenor and Vodka Wodka."
"Ashton Lane is great for nights out. It's a bit expensive but there are loads of weekday/student deals. It's best to take the subway or bus for a night out into the main city of Glasgow rather than the west end as there's a better atmosphere and more variety."
"There's a wide range of clubs catering to different tastes and genres as well as lots of pubs. The city centre has an orchestra hall and there are many venues. Lots of bands come to play as we have one of the best music scenes in the UK."
"The city centre boasts one of the best clubs in the country (Sub Club), as well as many others. The gay scene in Glasgow is quite good with a number of exclusively gay bars and clubs. There are plenty of great trendy bars and pubs and the prices are very reasonable compared to the South."
"The University of Glasgow is close to the city centre where all the main pubs and clubs are, there are also various bars in the West End itself. A lot of the clubs in the city centre do student nights during the week when it is cheaper or free to get in."
"There are two unions at Glasgow that have multiple different nights on during the week and at weekends as well as the Hive nightclub attached to one of the unions. There are also countless bars and clubs in both the West End and in the city centre, which are never more than a taxi away."


"You can shop, eat, explore and go to museums. There are lots of pubs where you can see live music as well as a large concert hall. There is also a number of museums including Kelvingrove and the national transport museum. You can go on walks along the canals and rivers as well as go to the many parks."
"Living in Glasgow is great because there's always so much to do. There are a lot of restaurants and bars and there's a good selection of retail stores for shopping. The tourist bus around Glasgow is also a good day out."
"There's a variety of bars, clubs and concert venues catering to everyone's needs, financial situation and music tastes. This is also alongside a great number of LGBT bars, late-night cinema events, drag and cabaret."
"In Glasgow, there are tonnes of amazing bars and clubs to choose from with lots of gigs on nightly. You can find really cheap prices as well, especially for students."
"There are plenty of cafes and restaurants as well as lots of bars and clubs. We also have Kelvingrove Park in the west end and tennis courts."
"Lots of clubs in the city centre, lots of places to eat and an awesomely huge cinema."
"It's Glasgow! Scotland's best city for a reason. If there's something you want to do, you can probably find the place for it here."
"The city has many clubs with some being very big and others smaller. There are also lots of bars and world famous music venues."
"There is so much. We have many music events at legendary clubs and venues like The Barrows and Sub Club as well as all the art exhibitions and general green spaces (a surprising amount for a city). There is something in Glasgow for everyone and this is one of the friendliest, most diverse cities I've ever been to."
"There is an excellent selection of bars and clubs that cater to everyone's taste in music. There are also plenty of live music venues and there are a few comedy clubs as well so there is always something different to do."

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